Mzansi urged to vaccinate as new COVID-19 variant has been discovered


New Covid-19 variant discovered in South Africa

South Africans have been urged to vaccinate as a new COVID-19 variant has been discovered in the country.

Three years after battling the virus globally, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said the new variant was discovered last week Thursday.  

According to SABC, this variant is said to be the most transmissible than any of the previous variants and dangerous to those who did not vaccinate and those over the age of 65.  

SAMA Chairperson Dr. Mvuyisi Mzukwa recommends wearing masks and social distancing going forward. 

“Government should be encouraging citizens to vaccinate especially those that are at higher risk, prevent infection and obviously there should be a continuous public message on education on how to avoid infections.” 

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